Kevin Shorts shows us the bait fish on Nickajack
"Finally!," said Aaron Martens as he swung a 3 1/2-pounder in the boat for his first keeper of the day. This a pretty neat situation here at the creek mouth, where Skylar Hamilton has invited Martens to share the water. They are swapping fishing ideas non-stop.
Combs says he has 3 keepers and is looking for more.
Aaron Martens just drifted down within shouting distance of Skylar Hamilton and provided some much-needed tackle. Hamilton had run out of 3/8-ounce slip sinkers, and Martens had some extras. Hamilton invited him to come in and fish this creek mouth where he's caught over 20 pounds this morning. It's a smart move for a young guy like Hamilton to offer the reigning Bassmaster Angler of the Year to share water with him. These two guys are putting their heads together now, trying to figure out how to get these fish fired up again.
Photo by Marshal Chris Christian.
Grimsley and I are easing through Chattanooga on the river and stopped for a chat with noted river stick Stephen Browning. He's got two "good fish," a smallie he picked up at the dam then a largemouth that ate a Texas rigged craw. Brock Mosely was south of town and has two good ones as well. We're still trucking down the river in Grimsley's Bullet boat with a big Merc - in a hurry!